Dec 13, 2001

Seagate Drives Win Accolades in Russia

Seagate's Cheetah X15-36LP and Barracuda 180 disc drives have been awarded "Editor's Choice" by Computer Press, one of Russia's most popular computer magazines. The awards are a result of benchmark testing of SCSI disc drives from all of the major disc drive manufacturers conducted by Computer Press and published in the November issue of the magazine.

The Cheetah X15-36LP - Seagate's second generation 15,000 rpm drive - was found to be the fastest of all drives tested by Computer Press test lab experts. "Seagate Cheetah X15-36LP showed the best results during testing and has become the clear leader of all disc drives tested. This is why Cheetah X15-36LP is awarded Computer Press Editor's Choice," writes the magazine.

The Barracuda 180 was also awarded a top prize. "Another Computer Press Editor's Choice, Seagate Barracuda 180 boasts the highest capacity of all today's (SCSI) disc drives. Seagate Barracuda 180, due to its record high capacity, features a very attractive cost per Gigabyte of storage, having surpassed all other disc drives we tested," notes Computer Press.

In 2000 - 2001 Seagate products have won over a dozen top awards from Computer Press ("Editor's Choice") and other popular Russian printed and online publications, including iXBT ("Product of the Year", "Market Leader"), Submarine ("Editor's Choice"), and Home Computer ("Best Buy").

Don Kennedy, Seagate's vice president, Sales and Marketing, EMEA: "Seagate disc drives are the drives of choice in Russia, praised by both industry opinion leaders and end users - and our growing sales in Russia is more evidence of this popularity. The wide range of Seagate disc drive products is available in Russia today: from top performance and capacity Cheetah X15-36LP and Barracuda 180 to the famous U Series family of value-class disc drives. Designed to meet a wide variety of customer needs, they all combine highest quality and reliability. We continually strive to meet this market's unique requirements, and we find that our customers appreciate this very much."

As in the past, Seagate is supported by its local distributors ASBIS and ELKO to deliver the latest Seagate products to the Russian market, while more and more local companies join Seagate's Premium Partner Program in Russia.

Seagate Cheetah X15-36LP
Seagate's Cheetah X15-36LP is the world's fastest disc drive, operating at 15K rpm and delivering high transaction processing performance for servers and professional workstations. With its low 3.6 msec seek times, latencies of 2.0 msec, and the ability to deliver up to 69 Mbytes/sec formatted transfer rates, the Cheetah X15-36LP sets new enterprise performance standards. The Cheetah X15-36LP also features the lowest operational power and acoustics of any 15K drive available. The Cheetah X15-36LP is offered in leading Ultra160 SCSI, Ultra320 SCSI and 2-Gbit Fibre Channel interfaces and is backed by a 5-year warranty.

Seagate's Barracuda 180
Seagate's Barracuda 180 is the world's first and only disc drive to store a massive 180 gigabytes of information. The Barracuda 180 delivers a record low-cost per gigabyte for enterprise-class systems. Seagate disc drives serve as the backbone of the Internet and are also well suited for all critical storage applications such as data warehousing, e-commerce, data mining, and audio/video.

About Computer Press
Russia's oldest computer monthly magazine, Computer Press ( is published since 1989 and has a circulation of 44 000. With its strong practical focus Computer Press targets both computer specialists and ordinary users. The permanent "Testing" section enjoys, over years, great popularity with the Computer Press readers.

About Seagate
Seagate is the world's leading provider of storage technology for Internet, business and consumer applications. The Company's products include disc drives for the Enterprise, PCs and Consumer Electronics, as well as Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions. Seagate's market leadership is based on delivering award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at

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